Media References to Fanfic, the week ending 8/10/13
Suncoast News’s Daylina Miller profiled Carl Heifetz, a long-time Sherlock Holmes and science fiction enthusiast, [who] has been submitting fan fiction stories to magazines for decades that are inspired by his love for “Star Trek” and mystery stories who has recently published a novella.
Regarding Millennial culture, Emily Atkinson wrote By providing a space to give voice to feelings and fears that we might never be brave enough to tell our friends face to face, the Internet gives us a second, safer, social circle, as well as a broader and more open second culture where we can encounter people whose only ostensible link to us is a shared interest in, say, Hannibal fanfiction -- people who can become very real friends for Huffington Post.
For Vulture, Scott Brown wrote about movie-rescuer Damon Lindelof, who characterizes himself as a very lucky, very well-compensated writer of fan fiction—his “skill set” having put him in touch with the sacrosanct, fiercely policed Alien and Star Trek franchises, among others.
For The List, Suzanne Black reviewed the long-running live show Fanfiction Comedy, a Headache-inducing journey into fictional worlds [in which] the brilliance of the stories themselves saves the show.
On American Songwriter, Jeff Terich called Amanda Shires’ “A Song For Leonard Cohen” a sweet, light-hearted three minutes of affectionate fan fiction.
In a Las Vegas Review-Journal piece about a writing seminar for teens, Richard Lake wrote that one of the participants said she loves writing. Blog posts, short stories, fan fiction. She might try screenwriting now, after inspiration from the class. […] She just wants to express who she is deep down inside.
Western Australia Today carried the tale of romance of local couple Jess and Tristan Ryall; said the groom of the bride, "When she loves a book or movie or TV show, she not only learns everything about it, but immerses herself in the fandom: the fan-fiction, the backstories, the actors, the writers, the spin-offs.”
The New Yorker’s Bill Barol shared Selections from my “Breaking Bad” fan fiction. I’m sure they were equally respectful to the show, the show’s fans, and the fan fiction community in general.
On The Awl, Nicole Cliffe and Mallory Ortberg tried their hands at ”Negroni Season”: The Fan Fiction.
On Huffington Post, a group of writers combined forces to paint a word picture of [The O.C.’s] Seth and Summer 10 years after Newport, now living in Park Slope.
Finally, Your Houston News reported that Capes, Gods, and Superheroes, [a] visual art exhibit featuring new work by Varina Rush, [which] playfully explores the relationship between religion, idolatry, and fan fiction, will be opening soon at Houston’s Frenetic Theater.